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We check in with people at each stage of the cash transfer process to see how things are going. Take a look at some of their stories as they appear here in real-time. Learn more about how recipients opt in to share their stories.
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Christine's family
access_time 1 month ago
Christine received a $519 initial payment.
"The moment I received money, I was so happy. I have never held so much amount in my life. That was the first one ever. I was overwhelmed with happiness."
Kipngetich's family
access_time 1 month ago
Kipngetich received a $519 initial payment.
"The moment I received the money, I was so exited and happy. I always get money but not in lump sum like this one. This one made me so happy because I was sure I was going to complete my projects and get my certificate from school."
23671481's family
access_time 1 month ago
23671481 received a $519 initial payment.
"When I received the money, I was so happy. I have never come expected to receive some amount especially at that time. I have been longing to have so much amount to enable me start my own business. This was an answered prayer. I am grateful given that I can now run my own business."
Charo's family
access_time 1 month ago
Charo received a $519 initial payment.
"I was overwhelmed with joy after receiving the transfers because I had never received such as huge amount of money before. Besides, the money was unconditional and this means I would accomplish all my heart desires."
Sophia's family
access_time 1 month ago
Sophia received a $516 initial payment.
"I remember very well I was going through my phone then I saw a new message. I decided to check who might have sent the message at such an hour. Upon checking I did not believe what I saw, it was an Mpesa message from GiveDirectly. I felt Wow! and I knew my dream of owning my a house has come true."
Faith's family
access_time 1 month ago
Faith received a $516 initial payment.
"The moment I received this transfers I felt so happy and thankful for I knew that my dream will come true. When the confirmation message came, I took a deep breath and thank God as I knew that surely I would spend it as I have always plan."
Caren's family
access_time 1 month ago
Caren received a $516 initial payment.
"The moment I received transfers from Give Directly I felt so happy. I knew indeed the dream of having a dairy cow and constructing a house for my children shall come true. I was over joyed as I had never gotten such an amount before."
Aron's family
access_time 1 month ago
Aron received a $516 initial payment.
"I was woken by a phone call from a neighbour at around 6:30 am asking if I had received the cash. Before I could check to confirm, I realised that I had missed five other calls from other friends within the village who wanted to confirm the same. My heart pounded and trembled a bit scared that I may not have received the cash,but an unopened message box on my screen once I left the call log put me at ease because I knew it had to be the confirmation message.That was the best message I have ever received in my life and I had to read it over and over again to confirm the figures. I then checked my m-pesa balance just to be sure it was real, and indeed it was. I manage to control myself from leaving for the nearest town to withdraw the money at that particular moment until around 7 am after I had shared the text with my younger brother."
Mwenda's family
access_time 1 month ago
Mwenda received a $516 initial payment.
"It was around 6 Am when I was still asleep then I heard my phone vibrating. This was an indication that it was a new message, Upon checking I confirmed it was an Mpesa message from GiveDireclty. I was overexcited knowing that my poverty life shall come to an end."
Thabu's family
access_time 1 month ago
Thabu received a $516 initial payment.
"It was around 6:30 in the morning when I received the message. I curiously, checked its content only to realize it was an Mpesa message from GiveDireclty. I was extremely happy because I was positive my life would change."